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Can You Hear Me?



Critic Consensus: "Can You Hear Me?" has plenty of ideas and some decent spooks, but good intentions can't carry an episode to a satisfying conclusion.

Episode Info

From ancient Syria to present day Sheffield, and out into the wilds of space, something is stalking the Doctor and her friends. As Graham, Yaz and Ryan return home to see friends and family, they find themselves haunted by very different experiences. Who is the figure calling from beyond the stars for help, and why? And what are the fearsome Chagaskas terrorising Aleppo in 1380? To find the answers, Team Tardis embark on a mission that forces them to face their darkest fears.


Jodie Whittaker
as The Doctor
Pearl Mackie
as Bill Potts
Matt Lucas
as Nardole
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Critic reviews for Can You Hear Me?

A fun story, with some very old school villains and a very current day message about a very real issue. Sadly the ending was a bit crap, but I still enjoyed the story overall.

February 16, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Despite its flaws, Can You Hear Me? is one of the best episodes of Chibnall-era Doctor Who - and, hopefully, will be a model for the upcoming Series 13.

February 13, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Where this episode threatens to fall apart most is in its structure and the realization that Doctor Who is regularly stretching itself thin to accommodate the perspective of three companions that... still feel like people we barely know.

February 11, 2020 | Full Review…

Can You Hear Me?, then, gets the best use out of all three companions we've seen this series.

February 11, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Charlene James delivers something more, with a rare chance to explore the internal lives of Team Tardis.

February 11, 2020 | Full Review…
Top Critic

From nightmares in 21st-century Sheffield to monsters in 14th-century Syria, this deeply creepy adventure represented a welcome return to form for the troubled series.

February 11, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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